A Path to Sustainable Municipal Waste Management: From Engineering Practices to Education and Training
A growing population worldwide is also accompanied by an increased amount of waste – especially in municipalities. Landfills are regarded as the third largest anthropogenic source of methane emissions and thus sustainable strategies are also becoming increasingly important for international climate protection in municipal waste management.
In the newsletter “Engineering Power” of the Croatian “Academy of Engineering”, the EUKI project EDU-CLIC has published the essay “A Path to Sustainable Municipal Waste Management: From Engineering Practices to Education and Training”. It describes how and where costly technologies for sustainable waste management are mostly used in middle- and high-income countries. And that the education of the population and the corresponding training of specialists can have a no lesser effect for more climate protection and sustainability in waste management. The report also highlights the form in which the project not only promotes sustainable waste management practices across the region, but also produces sustainable fuel pellets that can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by almost 17 tonnes per year.